Louisville won again and they got a bunch of hitting from the entire lineup in a 13-1 victory, Christian Roa struck out eight in 6.0 shutout innings during Chattanooga’s win that also features a homer from Noelvi Marte, and Dayton picked up a walk-off win in the bottom of the 9th on a 2-run single by Blake Dunn.
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The Louisville Bats won 13-1. Box Score
- Will Benson went 2-4 with a double, triple, 2 runs, and an RBI.
- Elly De La Cruz went 1-3 with 2 walks, a double, 2 steals (7), 3 runs, and 2 RBI.
- Christian Encarnacion-Strand went 3-3 with 2 doubles, a run, and 3 RBI.
- Jason Vosler went 1-2 with 2 walks, a home run (3), and 4 RBI.
- Matt Reynolds went 1-5 with a double and an RBI.
- Michael Siani went 2-3 with 2 walks, a double, and 2 runs.
- Chuckie Robinson went 1-5 with a run.
- Alejo Lopez went 3-4 with a walk, double, home run (2), 3 runs, and 2 RBI.
- Levi Stoudt threw 4.0 shutout innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
- Zack Brown threw 2.0 hitless innings with 2 walks.
- Tayron Guerrero allowed a run in 2.0 innings with 2 strikeouts.
- Jared Solomon threw a perfect inning with a strikeout.
The Chattanooga Lookouts won 2-0. Box Score
- Noelvi Marte went 1-4 with a home run (6).
- James Free went 1-4 with a triple and a run.
- Alex McGarry went 1-4 with a triple and an RBI.
- Quincy McAfee went 0-1 with 2 walks.
- Allan Cerda went 1-3.
- Christian Roa allowed a hit in 6.0 shutout innings with 3 walks and 8 strikeouts.
- Manuel Cachutt threw 1.1 shutout innings of relief with a walk and a strikeout.
- Evan Kravetz threw a perfect inning with a strikeout.
The Dayton Dragons won 7-6. Box Score
- Blake Dunn went 2-5 with a run and 2 RBI.
- Edwin Arroyo went 2-4 with a double, steal (3), run, and an RBI.
- Austin Hendrick went 1-4 with a double, run, and an RBI.
- Jack Rogers went 1-3 with an RBI and he was hit by a pitch.
- Mat Nelson went 2-4 with a home run (6) and 2 runs.
- Trey Faltine went 1-3 with a run scored.
- Javi Rivera allowed 3 earned in 5.0 innings with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts.
- Jake Gozzo threw 2.0 hitless innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.
The Daytona Tortugas were postponed
Doubleheader on Friday starting at 4:30pm.
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Any insight on the short outing for Stoudt? I get excited to see a starter make it through five innings now. If we only go four innings in the minors, that’s not prepping to pitch deeper into MLB games.
It was strange. He was at 69 pitches through 4 innings, looking quite good and in control of the game. I’m not aware of a more restrictive pitch limit, or of any in-game issue. I was, however, wondering if they limited him due to a recall to the show? A task for Doug or Mystery Science Theater 3,000
No clue. He hasn’t really been stretched out this year, but he’s thrown 80-something pitches a few times.
Mike Siani has been Red hot these days.
It’s interesting Hendrick if finally getting on base for the first time in his career, although it seems to be coming at the expense of his power. And he hasn’t improved upon his annual 36%~40% K rate.
Somebody must have told EDLC he needed to learn to take walks before getting called up. After only drawing a BB in 7% of his plate appearances throughout his minor league career, that’s up to 13% this year in AAA.
Hendrick is having an interesting year. I’ll take a temporary loss of power as he develops better contact skills. I’ve lost any real excitement for him, Allen, or Cerda but it would be great if any of them become valuable again.
Probably mistaken but this may have been the 1st all win day for the organization. (Took 2 teams being off to get there).
Couple players questions:
When do Blake Dunn and Julian Aguiar get promotions?
Is James Free a catcher in AA( hes now listed as a 1b) and is he in line for a promotion and part of the catching depth in upper minors?
Connor Phillips looks to be improving upon his AA performance latter part of 2022. Is he in line for a promotion?
Any major upwards movement in your top25 from the preseason? I suppose Abbott?
Dunn, as hot as he was in April, is hitting .189 in May so his promotion might be delayed. I would suspect Blake, as not a highly rated prospect, will be in Dayton most of the year.
it seems EDLC makes the team a winner one where he plays. I remember when he was at Dayton last year the team lived great moments on the season and a winning record, later at Chattanooga was the same. Now, incredibly, Louisville Bats who started 2-11 are in a winning streak and are close to .500 record. Will Elly be able to empower the Reds when called up?
EDLC will have to get the call up first. Reds continue to thumb their noses at the power hitters in favor of a roster full of singles hitters despite playing in band box park. SMH.
Realistically I have full faith ELLY would be the best hitter on the team, fastest, and best. Service time isn’t an issue. Its probably just getting consistant reps. I mean you got 3 SS newman, barrero, mclain, then you got india, and then senzel who is finally playing really solid.
Look EDLC, CES, Mclain could hit more homers combined then the whole reds team.
We got to let myers, newman, barrero play and see what they got, if not trade bait, you can’t just dump them on the streets, I wouldn’t be against it. but I see the point is to give reps, My guess the reds trade India before the deadline.
redsfan agree re India. If the Reds can find a good SP for India, do it. Think Senzel would be next, need to move past these light hitting guys and like I’ve said, trade Senzel before he gets hurt.
Abbott nibbling and nibbling some more tells me something. That’s what he last year after the promotion to AA.
100 or so pitches for 5 innings; 4 BB’s. This tells me he doesn’t trust his stuff as much as in AA, and the sticky ball.
He’ll be OK. But he’s not going to be more than a 4/5 starter. And THAT is good value in a #2 pick.